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Compete & win in emerging markets

The Foresight Launch program helps you learn what it takes to compete and win in emerging markets - from developing a minimum viable product (MVP), to validating the potential market, to learning how to effectively communicate with investors and funding partners.

Each Launch participant is paired up with a lead Executive-in-Residence (EIR) who will coach you to get your business model and strategies focused, and refine your pitch to investors. You will also have access to the rest of the EIR network, and get many valuable opportunities to access an extensive network of talent, markets and funding.

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What you get

  • A structured approach to growing a company, the Venture Growth Model
  • Ongoing coaching from experienced Executives in Residences (EIRs)
  • Access to knowledgeable mentors and their networks
  • Valuable opportunities for networking

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1. the ability to judge correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge

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VENTURE ACCELERATION PROGRAM (VAP)

The Venture Acceleration Program is a tool we use in the Foresight Launch program to help you plan the future of your company, and more importantly, figure out what you need to do today to get you there. Acceleration modeling is about figuring out the important metrics, validating your market fit, being clear about your assumptions, identifying the nature of your customer relationships and product mix - and doing this first, before too much money is sunk into it, or before you approach a venture capitalist.

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Going through this structured approach will help you:

  • Get feedback/insight on your model and technology from successful technology entrepreneurs
  • Critically evaluate the fundamentals of your business idea
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills
  • Overcome barriers to success
  • Prepare your company to be investment-ready.
  • Network with peers who share your goals and challenges
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WHO SHOULD APPLY?

This program is designed for early stage companies in Western Canada. An early-stage company usually has some aspects of their company that would be considered incomplete, such as the management team not fully filled out, the product still in the testing phase or patents filed for but not received.

Companies considered for this program have generally gone beyond the ‘ideas sketched on the back of a napkin’ stage and have some initial groundwork and traction, but are needing guidance to get their company full formed and ready to be funded. If that’s you, and you are excited about moving forward and learning with some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs and experts, then we want to hear from you.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

We read every application in order to make the best decision possible. Once your application has been completed, and if your company meets our baselines, you will be contacted for an in-person interview. During the in-person interview we will be looking to make the best decision possible for your company and Foresight, based on your goals and our ability to add value. Not all applicants will be selected for follow up but all applicants will be notified of Foresight’s decision, one way or the other. Intakes happen on a monthly basis, sometimes more frequently depending on demand. Time is of the essence with your startup and we are not here to delay any progress.

HOW TO APPLY?

Step 1

Please fill out the form below - in full and with as much detail as possible. The information collected in this application is strictly confidential and will be used by Foresight to review your application and determine your suitability for the program.

Step 2

Once this application has been completed, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview.

If you experience any problems with the application, please contact us at info@foresightcac.com

TESTIMONIALS

“We started working with Foresight in fall 2018 when we were working on our product for industrial testing, a trustful, knowledgeable and experienced advisor is priceless for every CEO.”

- Reza Tavakoli, President & CEO of Avestec

“Foresight has provided invaluable support and helped us fine-tune our go-to-market plan so we can fully realize our ambitions.”

- Soroush Karimzadeh, co-founder of Novarc Technologies

“One of our challenges led to a potential reduction of GHG emissions in the oil sands by 500,000 tonnes annually.”

- Matt McCulloch P.Eng | Director Greenhouse Gas Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance

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